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ELD With Academic Language Development 1-6th-8th (1729)


Grade Range:
 6–8
 Prerequisites:
 None
 Course duration:
 One-period, two-semester course
Notes:
 Enrollment in this course is limited to English Learners, At Risk English Learners (ARELs – students enrolled in the district between 3.01 and 6.0 years) and Long-Term English Learners (LTELs – students enrolled in the district for 6.01 or more years). ALD is a two semester elective course that targets the linguistic and academic needs of English Learners, At Risk English Learners (ARELs) or Long Term English Learners (LTEL). Defined as students who enrolled in a U.S. school and have not attained the levels of English and academic proficiency necessary to succeed in standards-based coursework despite several years of academic instruction and meet the criteria towards reclassification. As well as Summative ELPAC performance levels of minimally developed, somewhat developed, moderately developed, or well developed. Concurrent enrollment in the student’s grade-level English language arts course is required.
Course Description:
 This course is a two semester elective course that targets the linguistic and academic needs of English Learners, At Risk English Learners (ARELs) or Long- Term English Learners (LTELs) who have not attained the levels of English and academic proficiency necessary to succeed in standards-based coursework and meet the criteria towards reclassification. This course addresses the CA English Language Development Standards in tandem with the Common Core English Language Arts Standards for reading, writing, listening, speaking, and language, with the predominant focus being on academic oral language development, accelerated academic vocabulary acquisition, expository writing and reading comprehension.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Kinsella, English 3D Course B Volume 1-2, Scholastic.